Proud Mama -Auston Matthews
A/N: So this is one I’d been playing with for a few weeks prior to starting to write, this is about a teen pregnancy, I hope you guys like it!
When you had started dating Auston nearly eight months ago, you had no idea that it would end up as seriously as it had. Most of your relationships hadn’t lasted longer than a month due to one factor you had managed to keep hidden from Auston for most of your relationship, you were nineteen years old… and you were a mom. A mom to a two year old little girl. Seeing as how you were now invested in Auston and him in you, you decided you needed to tell him about your little girl, Kierstin.
Kierstin’s father had left shortly after you discovered you were pregnant and you hadn’t heard from him since then which you could kind of understand. You were still kids when you found out you were pregnant with her and he had his whole life ahead of him. You didn’t hold it against him by any means, some people weren’t ready to grow up as fast as you did and you understood that now.
“Auston, would you stop pacing so I can talk to you?” You pleaded, watching as he walked back and forth in front of you, muttering to himself.
“Are you cheating on me? Are you breaking up with me?” He asked, turning to look at you as he continued to move, trying to figure out what on Earth you had to tell him.
You tried to get him to sit down and stop muttering, but he kept going, going off on a rant about how if you were breaking up with him that you guys could work it out and you didn’t need to. It almost broke your heart to see him so worked up over something that wasn’t even going to happen.
“Auston! I have a kid!” You finally blurted, watching as his movement stopped.
“You… You what?” He asked, completely dumbfounded, he had been planning on a break up or a confession of disloyalty, not that you had a child.
You gently guided him back to the couch and went on to explain how you had a two year old daughter named Kierstin from a teen pregnancy back in high school, also bringing up the idea that you wanted him to meet her at his next game to which he hesitantly agreed.
So here you were, one week later, walking into ACC with your two year old in hand, her blonde hair in two pigtails, proudly showing off the small Matthews jersey she was sporting. You picked her up once you got inside, adjusting your bag as you showed the worker your tickets. Auston had been nice enough to get you guys seats right up front, wanting to make sure that your little girl’s first hockey experience was a memorable one.
You found your seats quickly and stood by the glass, letting Kierstin look out onto the ice as you explained what was going to go on there in a few minutes. Soon enough both teams were skating out for a warm up and you smiled as you found Auston on the ice, standing beside Mitch and Matt across the ice from you two.
“See that one, thirty four, That’s mommy’s boyfriend.” You said softly, pointing to him as he waved to you and Kierstin, causing her to squeal in excitement and wave back.
You two sat and watched the game together, her on your lap to help her see, while you explained what was going on, covering up her eyes whenever someone got slammed into the glass in front of you, even though you could feel her jump occasionally at the noise. She even cheered with you when Auston scored, her little scream and laugh echoing in your ears making you smile widely.
Soon enough the game ended with a win and you picked her up as she rested her head on your shoulder, drained from all the excitement from the game. You made your way down towards the locker room, flashing security the passes that Auston had given you before the game. You paused outside the locker room to set Kierstin down and knock, making sure everyone was decent before you poked your head in, leading the small toddler in. You instantly felt her shy into your leg as all eyes turned to you two and you crouched down to her level, smiling gently at her as you squeezed her hands.
“It’s okay baby, these are just some of mommy’s friends, okay?” You reassured her, looking up to find Auston standing a few feet away, watching you to apprehensively.
You waved him over and stayed down at Kierstin’s level, knowing that she would be more comfortable there rather than having you two look down at her, especially considering how tall Auston was.
“Kierstin, this is Auston. Auston, this is Kierstin.” You introduced the two, glancing between them anxiously waiting for them to do something.
“Hi, your mommy has told me lots about you.” Auston spoke gently and you watched Kierstin look at you before a wide smile broke out on her face.
“I like your jersey, it matches mine.” He said, pointing back to his stall where his own 34 jersey hung and you were partially sure that he had done that so he had something to talk about with the small girl.
“It matches mommy’s too!” She smiled proudly and you nodded. “That’s right baby, just like mommy’s.”
You sat with her and Auston for a few more minutes before Kierstin let Auston take her around the room, showing her different things and introducing her to the other teammates. The very sight of them together made tears prick your eyes, smiling and nodding as Auston turned back to look at you.
Soon enough Kierstin was dozing off in his arms and you carefully took her from him, waiting outside for him to finish changing before the both of you walked out to your car where you buckled her in, carefully shutting the door so as not to wake her.
“She’s a cutie.” Auston admitted, glancing at her through the window as you two stood outside your car and you smiled at him.
“Thank you for meeting her, she was very excited.” You chuckled softly.
“You don’t have to thank me, she’s a part of your life, it’s only fair for me to get to know her, seeing as how I don’t plan on going anywhere for a while?” He questioned, as if there was a possibility of you breaking up with him.
“Seeing how she acted with you tonight…You’re stuck with both of us for a while.” You smiled, pressing a kiss to his lips before you climbed inside your car.
The whole way home the only thing you could think about was how well Auston had handled it and how quickly the two most important people in your life had gotten along. Once you got home you moved Kierstin to her bed, carefully changing her before tucking her in. When you fell back onto your own bed you pulled out your phone, noticing you had a notification from Auston’s instagram.
Curious, you opened it up to reveal a picture of him and Kierstin, which you assumed Mitch must have taken during their little tour of the locker room, with the caption
“Had the chance to spend some time with this cutie tonight, couldn’t be prouder to call her and her mama mine.”
You felt the tears once more fill your eyes as you liked the picture, letting your eyes drift shut at the thought of one little family.